imitation

A Quote by Igor Stravinsky on composers, good, and imitation

A good composer does not imitate; he steals.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on failure, imitation, originality, and success

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on beginning, belief, christianity, death, defeat, divinity, eternity, faith, fatherhood, glory, god, grief, happiness, imitation, joy, love, mystery, nature, pain, power, sacred, sacrifice, salvation, soul, suffering, tea

To curse grief is easier than to bless it, but to do so is to fall back into the point of view of the earthly, the carnal, the natural man. By what has Christianity subdued the world if not by the apotheosis of grief, by its marvelous transmutation of suffering into triumph, of the crown of thorn into the crown of glory, and of gibbet into a symbol of salvation? What does the apotheosis of the Cross mean, if not the death of death, the defeat of sin, the beatification of martyrdom, the raising to the skies of voluntary sacrifice, the defiance of pain? . . . Suffering was a curse from which man fled; now it becomes a purification of the soul, a sacred trial sent by God. Eternal Love, a divine dispensation meant to sanctify and ennoble us, an acceptable aid to faith, a strange imitation into happiness. Power of belief! All remains the same, and yet all is changed. A new certitude arises to deny the apparent and the tangible; it pierces through the mystery of things, it places an invisible Father behind visible nature, it shows us joy shining through tears, and makes of pain the beginning of joy.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by George Santayana on fashion, imitation, innovation, and reason

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.

George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on adaptability, imitation, and power

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Fred Allen on imitation and television

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen (1894 - 1956)

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A Quote by François René Chateaubriand on imitation and originality

L'écrivain original n'est pas celui qui n'imite personne, mais celui que personne ne peut imiter. The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.

Francois Rene Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848)

Source: Génie du Christianisme

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on imitation, rudeness, strength, and weakness

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on imitation and people

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on imitation, reflection, and words

However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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